March 23, 2014 Subject:
good aud. recording
After careful listening, this audience recording seems to be the best AUD available for this date, with a slight edge over gd1983-12-30.112281.Sennheiser421.daweez.d5scott.flac16. This recording is pitch corrected and patched up nicely too, which is a requirement if you're going to take the plunge and burn an audience recording to disk instead of a high quality SBD, of which there is one available for this date - gd1983-12-30.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.96181.sbek.flac16. But if you don't torrent you may not be able to get your hands on the SBD. I'm burning this to disk instead of the SBD because I just can't get over the "recorded in a cardboard box" sound that SBD's from this era can suffer from. Perhaps a nice matrix is in order to achieve the best of both worlds. In fact, this whole holiday run would be a great candidate for matrices due the high quality AUD and SBD's available for each date. But now I'm just being greedy. In fact, I'm thankful for what is available already, no doubt. Great show!